Board of Directors
Julie Hanna | Chair of the Board, Kiva
Reid Hoffman | Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn
Matt began developing Kiva in late 2004 as a side-project while working as a computer programmer at TiVo, Inc. In December 2005 Matt left his job to devote himself to Kiva full-time. As CEO, Matt led Kiva's growth from a pilot project to an established online service with partnerships across the globe and hundreds of millions in dollars loaned to low income entrepreneurs. Matt was a Skoll Awardee and Ashoka Fellow and was selected to FORTUNE magazine's "Top 40 under 40" list in 2009. In 2011, Matt was chosen for the The Economist “No Boundaries” Innovation Award. He graduated with a BS in Symbolic Systems and a Masters in Philosophy from Stanford University.
Premal Shah. | President, Kiva
Amy Klement | VP Investments, Omidyar Network
Geoff Davis | Former CEO, Unitus
Tabreez Verjee | Co-founder and Managing Partner, Uprising
Calvin Chin | CEO and Co-Founder, Qifang
Dave McClure | Founder, Paypal Developer Network
Doug Michelman | Global Head of Corporate Relations, Visa
Michelman joined Visa U.S.A. as executive vice president of corporate relations in January 2003. As steward of the corporation's reputation, Michelman served as the chief communications strategist for Visa U.S.A. Prior to joining Visa, Michelman served as regional president and senior partner at Fleishman-Hillard. In this position, he managed Fleishman-Hillard's West Coast operations and oversaw the company's collective technology communications resources as CEO of Fleishman-Hillard Technology Consulting Worldwide (TCW).
During the course of his career, Michelman has developed corporate and investor relations communications programs, counseled clients on crisis communications and directed corporate image campaigns. In addition to various roles within Fleishman-Hillard both in the U.S. and internationally, Michelman’s extensive communications experience also includes staff positions in the press office for two presidential campaigns and work as an associate producer for local and national television news programs.
Michelman earned a B.A. in political science from Duke University in North Carolina.